Yesterday was a weird work day.  My boss had a brief due, which sometimes can mean it’s a high level stress day, or she ends up doing it all by herself.  I just never know.  I got in early, and hour and 45 minutes early because she had some edits to the brief and wanted those edits done before she got in.  Um, the edits?  Only took me 15 minutes.  So I kept waiting for the rush, but when around 11:30 I noticed she was still writing, I asked “do you mind if I run to the gym?” and she said “No! I need you to stay.”  Um, okay.  I sent Dave, one of my fitbit challenge buddies a text through fitbit and said “I am not getting a lunch today and I am going out to dinner and a movie tonight with a friend, no way I’ll get my steps in today!”

I ended up eating my breakfast pretty early for me – around 7:30.

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At around 1:20, my boss came out and said “I did it all, you can go to the gym.”  Gah.  But here’s the thing – I normally don’t like to work out that late because now I haven’t eaten in six hours.  But I didn’t want to use that as an excuse, so I ate a Kind bar (thanks Jacky!) went to the gym, did 15 minutes of leg work and walked 2.20 miles.

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You’re welcome for the boob shot – happy Friday!

So one of the attorneys just got back from maternity leave yesterday and I told her I would bring her lunch.  Well, I ended up feeding about half the office yesterday!  I used to frown upon rotisserie chickens, but it’s the same price, if not more to buy it raw, and why not let the store do the work for you?  I adapted this soup recipe from Ali at Gimme Some Oven.  If you don’t follow her blog, you should.  Awesome recipes, awesome food photography.  This is the recipe I adapted it from.  I also added canned hominy, which I love!



That’s fucking it and it’s delicious!

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That picture above does not do it justice.  I left the cheese out of the recipe and just diced up some Cabot cheese on top with chopped cilantro and some sour cream.  I forgot the tortilla chips at home – bummer.  That’s a tiny bowl, probably just under a cup of soup because by the time I got back from the gym, it was already close to 2:30!

I met my friend at iPic for dinner and a movie.  Since I knew I was going to have a beer, I decided to go low carb with my dish and ordered the beef satay with peanut dipping sauce and asparagus.

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The asparagus was amazeballs – but the beef was – eh.  Parts of it were cold and I didn’t know a satay was supposed to be cold, and one of the pieces of beef was all fat and I needed to spit it out in a napkin.  Klassy.  My friend got the burger trio, which she said was good and was split the truffle fries.  I prefer crispier fries so I maybe had about 10 fries?  Who wants a limp anything?! Open-mouthed smile

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My view watching the previews:

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It was the first time my friend had ever been to iPic, and now I have spoiled her with the reclining chairs, pillow and blanket.  We saw Unbroken.  It was good, but parts of the story line were disjointed, and from what I’ve read online, if you read the book, the movie was a disappointment.  And there were some parts that were slow in the middle and afterwards we both felt we could have taken a nap!  We got out of the movie around 8:30 and we said goodnight.  I realized I was probably going to go home and watch stuff off my DVR, so I swung by the gym and watched Bobby Flay Take Down and ended up doing 40 minutes of walking at 5% incline for 2.5 miles – woop!  I was still home by 9:45.

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So at one point of the day when I thought it would be a stretch to get to 4,000 steps, I did over 18,000!  And today is the last day of the work week challenge with a small fit bit group – I was in first place as of last night, but Jenna W is on my heals!  I do have to say this challenge definitely made me realize that if there is a will, there is a way if you want to get the steps in.

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Alright, off to put my food together and repack my gym bag.  If I get in 17,503 steps today, I will have done 90,000 steps from Monday to Friday – woop!  Happy Friday – make it a great day and have a great weekend.  See you Monday!  (follow me on Instagram to follow me on the weekends!)